Laurentian University researchers publishing book about homelessness and reconciliation – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202067 Views

‘Our research has shown that Indigenous people are at great risk’, says Carol Kauppi

Mar 31, 2020

A team of researchers at Laurentian University is compiling research about homelessness among Indigenous people — with the hopes it could influence government policy decisions, and contribute to reconciliation.

Last fall, the university hosted a conference, called Reclaiming Home, which focused on issues of homelessness, housing, and reconciliation.

“Just looking at the rates of homelessness among Indigenous people compared to non-Indigenous people, our research has shown that Indigenous people are at great risk, much greater risk of homelessness,” said Carol Kauppi, director of the Centre for Research in Social Justice Policy at Laurentian, and the person leading the research.

After hosting speakers from Canada and abroad, the team is now working to compile the presentations into a book, which will also serve as a call to action.

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